Church of Almighty God

China Arrests over 1,000 Christians Prior to Communist Party Birthday

China watchdog organization Bitter Winter reported on Wednesday that Chinese security forces conducted a massive crackdown against the Church of Almighty God (CAG) in the northern province of Shanxi over the past two weeks. State security officials said over a thousand arrests were made in the interest of “maintaining social order” during the Chinese Communist Party’s centennial celebration.

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 24: Catholis pray during a Christmas Mass at a church on December 24, 2004 in Beijing, China. Though Christmas is not officially celebrated in China, the holiday is becoming increasingly popular as Chinese adopt more Western ideas and festivals. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images) *** Local …